Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves
1920 - 1974

Paul Gonsalves  American Musician

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First Name Paul
Last Name Gonsalves
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th July, 1920
Birthplace Brockton, Massachusetts, US
Died 15th May, 1974
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician – Woodwinds
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Swing, Bebop
Music Genre Jazz
Origin Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Year(s) Active 1938–1974
Music Style Bop, Swing, Mainstream Jazz, Big Band, Early Jazz, Film Music, Standards, Modern Big Band, Progressive Jazz
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Rollicking, Playful, Boisterous, Passionate, Sax (Tenor)
Instrument Reeds
Instrument (text) Tenor Saxophone
Record Label RCA Victor, Impulse Records, Riviera Records, Black Lion Records, Impulse!, Riviera, Black Lion
Associated Acts Phil Edmonds,, Sabby Lewis Orchestra,, Count Basie,, Dizzy Gillespie,, Duke Ellington, Phil Edmonds, Sabby Lewis, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie

Paul Gonsalves (July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist best known for his association with Duke Ellington. At the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, Gonsalves played a 27-chorus solo in the middle of Ellington's "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue", a performance credited with revitalizing Ellington's waning career in the 1950s.

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